APAC Summer Youth Employment Program Gives at Risk Teens Valuable Work Experience 

8/31/2012 Categories: ABCD SummerWorks

August 29, 2012
By John Lynds

With teen violence always a concern in Boston neighborhoods, programs like East Boston APAC’s Summer Works program have become an oasis for at-risk teens–giving them the opportunity to hold a real job, take home a pay check, receive tutoring and mentoring that boosts achievement in school, and experience an all-important work ethic they may never observe otherwise.

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Red Sox left picking up the pieces 

8/27/2012 Categories: ABCD Field of Dreams

August 24, 2012 | Dan Shaughnessy

ABCD (Action For Boston Community Development) is celebrating its 50th anniversary and 15th year of Field of Dreams, thanks to the Red Sox.

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Urban College to offer classes in Creole at Mattapan center 

8/27/2012 Categories: Urban College

By Reporter Staff
Aug. 24, 2012

Urban College of Boston brings its “Child Growth & Development” course to Mattapan this fall. The three-credit college course will be taught in Haitian Creole as part of UCB’s cutting-edge bilingual program that provides access to college courses in their native language to new Americans who then transition to English-speaking classes.

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Lower Mills leaders launch Fairmount St. Fire Fund 


By:  Tayla Holman, Special to the Reporter
Aug. 23, 2012

Meetinghouse Bank, Vargas and Vargas Insurance, the Lower Mills Merchants Association and State Rep. Linda Forry are among the Lower Mills leaders who joined together this week to help two families displaced by last Thursday’s five-alarm fire on Fairmount Street.

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Solar Project a Win for Housing and Economy 

8/15/2012 Categories: ABCD Solar Panel

Report for BNN News. Aired July 25

A new energy-efficient system for hot water helps save money on energyat a public housing development in Jamaica Plain...

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Urban College presses on — in the Coard manner 

8/9/2012 Categories: ABCD Urban College

Dorchester Reporter

By Ed Forry | Aug. 9, 2012

Bob Coard, the late champion of poor people, devoted his life to building Boston’s own anti-poverty/community action agency into a formidable presence. Under his guidance, Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) reached out to every neighborhood, offering a hand-up to lower income residents with programs like Head Start, winter home heating assistance, neighborhood employment and job training centers, and foster grandparents programs.

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New York Times reports on ABCD's Urban College 

8/6/2012 Categories: Urban College

The Urban College of Boston will remain open and new students will be admitted, despite fears of a critical budget shortfall, the chairman of the college’s board of trustees announced last week. 

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New solar panels atop Amory St. housing development in Jamaica Plain 

8/6/2012 Categories: ABCD Solar Panel

Solar panels recently installed atop a public housing development in Jamaica Plain will reduce the city’s hot-water bill for the complex by about 40 percent, officials said. 

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ABCD's Urban College "In the News" 

8/2/2012 Categories: Urban College

President of Urban College of Boston, Bob Regan, smiles as he addresses students, faculty and community supporters at college headquarters at Action for Boston Community Development after announcing that Urban College will stay open. 

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ABCD Elm Hill partners with Boston Rising 

8/2/2012 Categories: ABCD

The Bay State Banner | August 2, 2012

Boston Rising, a fund to end the cycle of poverty in Boston, announced today that it is investing $600,000 to support summer programs and activities. With this investment, more than 700 Grove Hall students will have summer learning, enrichment and/or work opportunities this summer.   

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